At the end of the day, with all our tiredness and weary body muscles, it is still pertinent for us to follow a healthy habit of taking care of ourselves before we sleep. After washing our face clean with a gentle cleanser, is it enough to just towel dry? Having a nighttime skin care practice, for the face and body, is essential to maintaining a healthy younger looking skin.
At night, our skin regenerates faster as we snooze, and so it needs more hydration to facilitate its rejuvenating process. With all the sun, pollution, stress and cosmetics we put on our face, it is best that these are removed before we retire at night. The key is consistency, if we want to see significant changes out of all the extra effort and maintenance we will need to do. If you haven’t had any regimen yet, here is aa good line up of beauty care and skin care practices you may want to start off.
Never sleep with your make up still on your face. Remember that most make up ingredients don’t easily get off on your face with water and cleanser, so it is still best for you to dab on a cotton and do some wiping. You may also opt to use moist towelettes that are now easily available over the counter that are intended to remove make up and excess oils. Eye make up and lipstick stains are the most hard to remove make up, so give it an additional wipe or two on those areas.
Gently Cleanse Your Face
After removing your make up with a correct make up remover, wash excess oils, left over make up, dirt and dead skin, by properly washing your face. With the help of lukewarm water, and a gentle facial wash, clean your face in a gentle circular motion. If you have sensitive skin, it is always best to use hypoallergenic or fragrance free facial wash. Have the time to gently massage your face as you clean it to stimulate good circulation on the face. The lukewarm temperature of your rinsing water should also help in enabling your skin and facial muscles to relax as it also assists in removing deep seated dirt and dead skin cells.
On days when you need extra scrubbing, you may opt to use beaded cleansers to thoroughly wash off dead skin cells and unclog the pores. Use cleansers with beads at least twice or thrice a week only to avoid irritating the skin due to excessive scrubbing.
Help Open Your Pores
After patting your skin dry, help your skin open your pores by using a facial mask that allows your skin to de-clog and help other facial products you will use to be better absorbed by the skin. Clay masks generally contain bentonite which is quite effective in cleansing the pores. It does not only help heal the skin of blemishes, it also keeps the skin invigorated. Water based face masks help in making your skin more hydrated and relaxed while masks with seaweed help make the skin taut yet hydrated. While masks with aloe vera or witch hazel oil help moisturize the skin, those with collagen help improve the elasticity of the skin.
Apply Serums And Moisturizers
Using serums first then target treatments, can help alleviate wrinkles, blemishes, dullness or dark spots on the skin. Remember, the kind of serum or creams you use depends on the target areas you want resolved on your skin. Take it one unruly skin issue at a time. Once the serum and treatment creams are in place, finalize your routine with a night cream that will help moisturize and soften your skin. The cream will also seal off the final touches you need to do on your face before retiring, helping your pores to close and seal the moisture it took in. Once all is done, then you are set to go. Remember, the key to achieving your goal is not the number of treatments or creams you put on your face. It is the consistency of what you do for your nightly routine.
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